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Smart Spacecraft Will Provide Smoother Ride

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As experimentation takes place on the International Space Station, one prominent goal is to develop the next generation of smart spacecraft, able to make decisions and solve problems without human intervention. Included in these experiments are several designed by Virginia Tech mechanical engineering faculty member Don Leo and graduate research assistant Mark McEver.

The first phase of the International Space Station (ISS), the most complex engineering project in the history of mankind, was launched some two years ago. The United States and its 15 partners have embarked on what may turn out to be the most difficult and expensive engineering project in history - building a small city in space.


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